Casual workers bear brunt of lockdowns

The ABS has released fortnightly data on payroll jobs, which reveals that jobs have fallen:

  • 1.3% in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021; and
  • 0.4% in the previous fortnight (to 14 August 2021).

As expected, falls have been driven by the lockdown jurisdictions of Victoria, NSW and the ACT:

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